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  1. 1. SDTT SRI Partners Meet Presented by: Indian Grameen Services (IGS) A BASIX Group Company BASIX Equity for Equity
  2. 2. Project Briefing Project Title: Scaling Up SRI in Bihar Project Duration: March 2009 to Feb 2010 Project Sanction Value: Rs 4262000/- Target No. of families: 7500 Collaborators : IGS, SHG Federations Partners : Women Development Corporation & ICAR Funder : SDTT
  3. 3. Operational Area 118 141 102 62 256 3426 305 817 Total Registration - 5227
  4. 4. Objectives of the project <ul><li>To increase the income of 7,500 small & marginal farmers by 50% increase in their productivity of paddy through SRI method of rice cultivation during kharif 2009. </li></ul><ul><li>To demonstrate the potential of SRI for increasing the rice production in state so that more agencies can come forward in this business. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop a strong cadre of Village Resource Person, create awareness about SRI and develop a service fee based model for scaling up SRI. </li></ul><ul><li>To develop institutions, which will have strong input – output linkage with for regular supply of input and disposal of surplus at fair prices. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Model Of Intervention B A S I X TRAINING MOTIVATIONAL SCHEMES & PROMOTION SHG Fed Implementation of PoP Identification & Selection of VRP Vermi Compost Pit Demo Plots (Farmer Field Training) Registration of Farmer Linkages for Mandwa Weeder , Seeds Community Nursery HANDHOLDING TECHNICAL GUIDANCE LINKAGES
  6. 6. Fee Based Model SHG Federation has registered the farmers for adopting SRI method of rice cultivation. Registration Fee CASE - 1 Members of SHG Federation Rs 125 / Registration CASE - 2 Non Members of SHG Federation Rs 150 / Registration CASE - 3 Both Members & Non Members of SHG federation Rs 350 / Registration
  7. 7. Fee Based Model Break up of Registration Fee CASE – 1 Rs 125 / Registration VRP Commission for SRI registration – Rs 20 Per registration VRP charges for service delivery – Rs 60 Per registration BASIX facilitation charges – Rs 25 / registration SHG Federation Income – Rs 20 / Registration
  8. 8. Fee Based Model Break up of Registration Fee CASE – 2 Rs 150 / Registration VRP Commission for SRI registration – Rs 30 Per registration VRP charges for service delivery – Rs 60 Per registration BASIX facilitation charges – Rs 35 / registration SHG Federation Income – Rs 25 / Registration
  9. 9. Fee Based Model Break up of Registration Fee CASE – 3 Rs 350 / Registration VRP Commission for SRI registration – Rs 30 Per registration VRP charges for service delivery – Rs 100 Per registration Demo Plot – Rs 60 Per registration Bio fertilizers – Rs 60 Per Registration BASIX facilitation charges – Rs 50/ registration SHG Federation Income – Rs 50/ Registration
  10. 10. Achievements <ul><li>300 VRP identified and trained </li></ul><ul><li>Exposure Visit were organized </li></ul><ul><li>Fee Based model is introduced for scaling up SRI </li></ul><ul><li>All inputs ( 1206 Kg 6129 variety of Arize, 400 Kg Prabhat variety, 1050 mandwa weeders, 600 Kg bio fertilizers were purchased and distributed) </li></ul><ul><li>Vermi Compost pit is in process of installation in each SHG federation </li></ul><ul><li>Leveraged funds from WDC , NAIP , BSFL . </li></ul>
  11. 11. Achievements <ul><li>From 83 Farmers registered in 2007-08 , we could register 5227 Farmers who paid some fee for adopting SRI method of rice cultivation; we also assume that an equal no of farmers have applied some SRI principles and did not get registered with us </li></ul><ul><li>First time community nursery was raised with short duration rice 6129 variety of Arize company (1206Kg) </li></ul><ul><li>Community nursery is raised for second time with short duration rice variety (Prabhat, foundation seed form RAU Pusa) for 1000 farmers (400 Kg). </li></ul><ul><li>1000 farmers are motivated by VRPs to again transplant 8-12 days of young seedling with SRI method in the month of September, these plots will be used as demo plots for farmers field school </li></ul>
  12. 12. Learning’s <ul><li>There is need for strong cadre of VRP and transplanters – this is the curtail input </li></ul><ul><li>Farmers not willing to invest on weeder & availability of weeders is still an issue . IDE like organisation to intensify its promotion . </li></ul><ul><li>Initial resistance for transplanting young seedling </li></ul><ul><li>Non availability of sufficient organic manures </li></ul><ul><li>Poor drainage in case of heavy rainfall hampers following SRI principles </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of proper extension services system hence trying to establish the private extension service model by trained VRP, and also using technology </li></ul><ul><li>There is need for weather based insurance product/crop insurance </li></ul><ul><li>Better extension, promotion and communication materials to be used in a more professional manner </li></ul>
  13. 13. Symposiums and Launch Workshops as a part of environment building <ul><li>Regional Level Symposium under the chairmanship of Ag Minister by SDTT </li></ul><ul><li>State level Launch Workshop of NAIP </li></ul><ul><li>District level launch workshop at Purnea and Nawada under NAIP </li></ul>
  14. 14. Regional Workshop on ensuring food security through SRI
  15. 15. SRI Promotions
  16. 16. SRI promotions
  17. 17. Concept Sharing for SRI registration
  18. 18. Concept sharing for SRI registration
  19. 19. Concept Sharing
  20. 20. Customer registration for SRI
  21. 21. Registration of farmer for SRI by VRP
  22. 22. Customer Registered for adopting SRI method of rice cultivation
  23. 23. Registered Customers of SRI
  24. 24. Short Duration Prabhat variety (foundation) seed distributed to VRP for raising community nursery
  25. 25. Nursery Bed prepared by VRP for raising community nursery
  26. 26. Community Nursery Raised by VRP
  27. 27. Training to farmers & VRP on uprooting the seedling from nursery
  28. 28. Training to farmers & VRP on single seedling sowing
  29. 29. Training to farmers on marking and single seedling sowing
  30. 30. Training to VRP , transplanters on transplanting of 10 days young seedling in SRI method
  31. 31. Demo Plot with 10 days young seedling transplanted in SRI method
  32. 32. Mandwa Weeder distributed to farmers
  33. 33. Using Mandwa Weeder after 20 days of transplanting
  34. 34. Farmer and VRP counting the number of tillers in SRI plot
  35. 35. 40 days old SRI plots
  36. 36. 40 days old paddy plant
  37. 37. Future Plan <ul><li>Adopt Multi pronged strategy – Building and creating a conducive environment </li></ul><ul><li>Process of formation of State level coordination committee at state level and district level – With Ag Director as its chair ,other partners are BRLPS, WDC, NABARD, PRADAN, BASIX, AKRSP , ASA .. </li></ul><ul><li>State Minister and Ag Director has agreed to distribute fund from NFSM among BRLPS, WDC, Federations and other Civil society </li></ul><ul><li>Plan to work with more then 50 SHG federations </li></ul><ul><li>Work with more then 25 civil society organisations /NGOs – initial meeting has been held </li></ul><ul><li>Some NGO- MFIs are showing interest to scale up SRI under a loan model </li></ul>
  38. 38. Plans continued ….. <ul><li>Human Resources is critical for Agricultural extension and for SRI adopting hence the most crucial part of our work is to build a cadre of Para -professionals , VRP , train Ropnis and hence building a Farmers training school at Gaya – Partially supported under NAIP program </li></ul><ul><li>Private extension service is also to be given emphasis as an important alternative – through various stake holders </li></ul><ul><li>Undertake 15,000 SRI with Support from SDTT mainly for Human resource and capacity building support in and around Gaya , Purnea , Muzaffarpur and khunti clusters of Bihar and Jharkhand </li></ul><ul><li>Input support to be leveraged from NFSM, NAIP , BSFL and NGO- MFI , Banks </li></ul><ul><li>Establish the system of advising farmers through a mobile platform </li></ul>